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Wetlands of Viet Nam

World Wetlands Day - celebrating wetland biodiversity

Today is World Wetlands Day – an opportunity to highlight the importance of wetlands, the biodiversity they contain, and the benefits that we gain from them. So what makes wetlands attract so much attention? …  

02 Feb 2010 | News story

Local people fishing in Tanguar Hoar, north-east Bangladesh

Caring for wetlands

Around the world today communities are participating in the United Nations  “World Wetlands Day”.  IUCN Bangladesh is marking this occasion by celebrating the incredible biodiversity that wetlands support and their importance as a resource for local communities. …  

02 Feb 2010 | Event

Pakistan granted membership of the “Mangroves For the Future” Programme

Membership will make possible coastal zone management initiatives.

KARACHI Feb 01 (IUCN PR): Pakistan has been accepted as a full member country at the Regional Steering Committee meeting held in Thailand between January 25-28, 2010. The Pakistan delegation was led by the Secretary Ministry of Environment, Kamran Lashari, while other members of the delegation included Shah Murad Aliani, Country Representative IUCN Pakistan, and Mahmood Akhtar Cheema, Manager Islamabad office IUCN Pakistan. …  

01 Feb 2010 | International news release

A little hamlet in Walaek-Baliem Valley, Papua

Ensuring the sustainability of Baliem Valley’s forests in Indonesia

The Samdhana Institute and the Department of Forestry of the Government of Indonesia, both Members of IUCN, are working to identify sustainable options for Baliem Valley’s forests and its dependents, who live in the heart of Papua, the Indonesian half of New Guinea. …  

29 Jan 2010 | News story

Groundwater usage in the Mekong basin

National Dialogue on Water Resource Management in Thailand

The importance of a participatory approach to water management is main focus of the National Dialogue on Water Resource Management in Bangkok, Thailand. …  

27 Jan 2010 | News story

The Financial Costs of REDD

The Financial Costs of REDD - Evidence from Brazil and Indonesia

This study discusses the financial costs of abating greenhouse gas emissions through reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD). It is written from the perspective of an institutional investor seeking cost-effective mitigation options. A review of empirical data from Brazil and Indonesia suggests that REDD may, in many areas, provide a cost-effective mitigation option, with estimated costs lying in a range of US$ 2-10 per ton of CO2e. …  

22 Jan 2010 | Downloads - publication
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Large spider from Lawachara National Park; a hub of biodiversity in north-east Bangladesh

Biodiversity conservation: Bangladesh plays a crucial role

In the wake of the recent focus of climate change, another global issue is set to be the focus of 2010.  

21 Jan 2010 | Event

‘Mangroves For the Future’ National Coordinating Body recommends integrated approach to saving mangroves

KARACHI January19: The National Coording Body of ‘Mangroves For the Future’, a South Asian initiative started in the aftermath of the 2004 Tsunami, was held here at the IUCN Pakistan Country Office. …  

19 Jan 2010 | International news release

Learning from Experiences on the Ground: National Dialogue on Water Resource Management in Thailand

The importance of a participatory approach to water resource management in Thailand was the focus of the National Dialogue on Water Resource Management in Thailand. …  

18 Jan 2010 | News story
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Elephas maximus maximus

Elephant foster parents in Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka, three elephants are killed every week as a result of human-elephant conflict, leaving behind defenceless orphans. To address this, IUCN State Member The Department of Wildlife Conservation has launched a novel foster parent scheme, where contributions from donors are used to shelter helpless young elephants in a transit home until they have reached an appropriate age to be released into the wild. …  

15 Jan 2010 | News story